Three Months of Artisanal Cheese
Each month, Petrossian offers a collection of three of the world's finest gourmet cheeses. The selection changes at the end of the month, so make sure to check back often to see our latest trio.
February's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
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Cotswold is a variation of Double Gloucester, which has been supplemented with chopped onions and chives for added flavor. A whole milk cheese that can be either pasteurized or unpasteurized; Cotswold originates in Gloucestershire County of England. The color varies from golden yellow to orange and is a firm cheese similar to cheddar but not as hard. The taste of Cotswold is creamy, buttery, sweet and mild yet full-flavored like cheddar. The savory taste of chives and onions gives it that extra zing.
This variation of Double Gloucester pairs well with beer, Zinfandel or Shiraz and is popular as a pub cheese in England.
Many of the great European cheeses have gained such popularity over the centuries that they have lost their handmade touch due to larger production facilities. This velvety log is a new addition to that ancient scene, created from a single herd of goats in Leon, Spain. The pasteurized milk keeps a fresh, flaky, though creamy texture while the ashed exterior forms a natural mold rind. Nothing should mar the tangy piquancy of good milk, and you should enjoy with a little dessert wine.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Made of raw cows' milk from 9 cross-breeds. Cheesemaker Mike Gingrich describes it best: 'Our cows graze lush pastures from early spring through fall just as all cows did before the industrialization of our food system. The result is milk that has excellent nutritional value and more varied and subtle flavor notes.' ''Extra Aged'' is matured for 12-18 months, intensifying its flavors, especially the sweetness.
This American cheese society winner pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Bourbon!
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